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The Fall and Redemption of Man. The Fall of Man and Sin. Man was created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1: 27). The Fall of Man (Genesis 3). Man became sinful – he got a sinful nature. We sin because we are sinners NOT we are sinners because we sin

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The fall of man and sin
The Fall of Man and Sin

Man was created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1: 27)



Man became sinful he got a sinful nature
Man became sinful – he got a sinful nature

We sin because we are sinners NOT we are sinners because we sin

Adam’s sinful nature was passed down to his descendents.

Cain killed Abel (Genesis 4)


Mankind did not get better but continued to get worse.

“The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time” (Genesis 6: 5)


Man is in bondage to sin and cannot free himself
Man is in Bondage to sin and cannot free himself

“Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the Leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.” (Jeremiah 13: 23)


We inherit the sinful nature. Sin comes naturally to us. We don’t have to teach anyone to sin. We have to teach them to do good.

“Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.”

(Psalm 51: 5)


With all our education, technology, civilization, religion and sophistication man has not got any better. All these things cannot change the sinful nature of man.

“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” (Matthew 24: 37)


We think that we are improving but we are deceived into thinking that we can better ourselves. The world is full of self improvement programs, yoga, etc.

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17: 9)


Consequences of the fall
Consequences of the fall thinking that we can better ourselves. The world is full of self improvement programs, yoga, etc.

1) Man became blind to God – blind to righteousness and unrighteousness

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

2 Corinthians 4: 4


Consequences of the fall1
Consequences of the fall thinking that we can better ourselves. The world is full of self improvement programs, yoga, etc.

2) Self Centeredness

  • Pride

    • Isaiah 14: 12 – 14

  • Selfish Ambition

    • James 4: 13 – 16

  • Self Reliance

    • Proverbs 28: 26


Consequences of the fall2
Consequences of the fall thinking that we can better ourselves. The world is full of self improvement programs, yoga, etc.

The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5: 19 - 21

3) The Lust of the Flesh


Consequences of the fall3
Consequences of the fall thinking that we can better ourselves. The world is full of self improvement programs, yoga, etc.

4) Worldliness

For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does--comes not from the Father but from the world.

1 John 2: 16


The practice of these consequences of the fall will send people to hell
The practice of these consequences of the fall will send people to hell

For all have sinned and fall

short of the glory of God

Romans 3: 23

For the wages of sin is death

Romans 6: 23


God is holy and does not tolerate sin
God is Holy and does not tolerate sin people to hell

“I am the Lord your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy.” (Leviticus 11: 44)


Our sins have separated us from god
Our sins have separated us from God. people to hell

“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” (Isaiah 59: 2)


God is merciful and desires to forgive sin
God is merciful and desires to forgive sin people to hell

“The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.”

(Psalm 103: 8)


The holiness and mercy of god are met on the cross of christ the justice of god
The holiness and mercy of God are met on the cross of Christ – The justice of God

“He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification”

(Romans 4: 25)

“In fact the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”

(Hebrews 9:22)


Equation
Equation – The justice of God

  • Sin = death

  • We are sinners therefore we must die – be put to death

  • God is merciful and wants to forgive us our sin but his holiness demands the shedding of blood (death) for the forgiveness of sin

  • Jesus shed his blood (dies) on a cross in our place – he takes the punishment for our sin – and we are free


If we believe that Jesus died in our place and has forgiven us of our sins then we have been justified and declared righteous before God.

“For is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2: 8 – 9)


Jesus came to
Jesus came to: us of our sins then we have been justified and declared righteous before God.

1) Forgive sins

  • “Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.” (Acts 13: 38)


Jesus came to1
Jesus came to: us of our sins then we have been justified and declared righteous before God.

2) Reconcile us to God

“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5: 18)


Jesus came to2
Jesus came to: us of our sins then we have been justified and declared righteous before God.

3) Bring the hope of eternal life

“…a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time.” (Titus 1: 2)


Jesus came to3
Jesus came to: us of our sins then we have been justified and declared righteous before God.

4) Save us from our sins

  • “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1: 21)


Save us from our sins
Save us from our sins us of our sins then we have been justified and declared righteous before God.

  • Man gains sight of the Kingdom of God

    • “Jesus declared, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.’” (John 3: 3)


Save us from our sins1
Save us from our sins us of our sins then we have been justified and declared righteous before God.

  • Self is crucified – become Christ centered

    • “I have been crucified with Christ and I know longer live, but Christ lives in me.” (Galatians 2: 20)


Save us from our sins2
Save us from our sins us of our sins then we have been justified and declared righteous before God.

  • The lust of the flesh is crucified

    • “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires” (Galatians 5: 24)


Save us from our sins3
Save us from our sins us of our sins then we have been justified and declared righteous before God.

  • Worldliness is crucified

    • “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” (Galatians 6: 14)


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